Immunization Compliance with Med+Proctor
Texas Senate Bill 1107 (now TEC 51.9192) requires all students* entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before the first day of the semester. In addition to a current meningitis vaccine, Texas Tech University also requires the submission of two doses of Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR).
Texas Tech University has partnered with Med+Proctor to manage these records and process your immunization hold.
To understand the process, watch this brief video:
Once you've been admitted as a student, register with Med+Proctor and submit your meningitis and MMR immunization records to have your Immunization Hold removed. Click the Med+Proctor logo to get started!
Evidence of Vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis
Please note: To meet the state's Meningitis requirement, you must submit proof of the MCV4 (sold as Menactra, MenHibrix, and Menveo) or MPSV4 (sold as Menomune) version of the Meningitis vaccine. Meningitis serogroup B vaccine (sold as Bexsero and Trumenba) only prevents illness from a single strand of Meningitis and will not be accepted to meet the state's Meningitis vaccine requirement.
Evidence of vaccination must verify that the vaccination was received during the five year period prior to and no later than 10 days before the first day of the semester.
Entering Spring 2020 - Meningitis vaccine must be on or after 01/05/2015
Entering Summer I 2020 - Meningitis vaccine must be on or after 05/23/2015
Entering Summer II 2020 - Meningitis vaccine must be on or after 06/27/2015
Entering Fall 2020 – Meningitis vaccine must be on or after 08/17/2015
Evidence of Vaccination for MMR
All students, regardless of age, are required to submit documentation showing 2 doses of Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. In most cases, the MMR series will be part of your childhood immunization records. If you are not sure where to find your childhood immunization records, consider checking with your high school.
*Exceptions to the Immunization Compliance requirement are as follows:
- Students who will be 22 or older on the first day of the semester are not required to submit a current meningitis vaccine. They are still required to submit 2 doses of MMR.
- Students who are considered exclusively online or distance students are not required to meet Immunization Compliance.
- Students cannot receive the vaccine because it would be injurious to your health and well-being. Provide an affidavit or a letter signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
- You decline the vaccine due to reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. PLEASE NOTE: Before you will be allowed to register for classes, you must complete and submit an original, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Vaccine Exemption Affidavit Form- Affidavit Request for Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience. This is the only acceptable documentation for this exemption, and this process takes a significant amount of time. The notarized affidavit can either be uploaded to Med+Proctor as a PDF or the original document sent to Texas Tech University Student Health Services within 90 days of it being notarized. If you choose to send the document to Student Health Services, you may mail the original notarized document to the following address:
Mailing Address for Affidavit:
Student Wellness Center
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79430
Hand Delivery Address for Affidavit:
Student Wellness Center
1003 Flint St.
Lubbock, TX 79430
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Are You a Transfer Student?
If you already submitted your records to Med+Proctor as a student from another college or university, your records can be transferred to your TTU account!
Step 1: Register a new account with your @ttu.edu email address.
Step 2: Chat with a Med+Proctor representative and request your records be transferred to your new account.
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